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Employment and development under globalization [electronic resource] : state and economy in Brazil /
Samuel Cohn, Professor of Sociology, Texas A and M Universaity, USA.
imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, [2012]
description
xiv, 236 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN
9781137001405
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, [2012]
isbn
9781137001405
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8597256
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 206-218) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Samuel Cohn is Professor of Sociology at Texas A and M University, USA.
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This title lays out a new strategy of how states can produce economic development in poor nations - by considering barber shops, beauty parlours, hotels and restaurants in Brazil. It considers the case of nations that cannot afford to follow the East Asian model, and finds alternative policies that create jobs and reduce poverty.
Description for Bookstore
A new view of the state and development, considering Brazilian policies that increase employment
Long Description
Globalization has changed the models of development that are open to most states both in the industrialized and less industrialized world. Using the unusual case of Brazilian barbers, beauticians, hotels and restaurants, Samuel Cohn lays out a model of the role of the state and development that is an alternative to more highly visible formulas associated with East Asia. By identifying a number of unjustly ignored government initiatives that substantially increase employment and significantly reduce poverty, he provides a third alternative to the development strategies being put forward by traditional and critical development scholars. The programs for achieving this are cheap, uncontroversial and can be effectively implemented even by governments with fiscal crises and weak administrative capacity. Yet the result is development that reduces social inequality, relieves poverty and insures the more equitable division of well-being.
Main Description
Globalization has changed the models of development that are open to most states both in the industrialized and less industrialized world. Using the unusual case of Brazilian barbers, beauticians, hotels and restaurants, Samuel Cohn lays out a model of the role of the state and development that is an alternative to more highly visible formulas associated with East Asia. By identifying a number of unjustly ignored government initiatives that substantially increase employment and significantlyreduce poverty, he provides a third alternative to the development strategies being put forward by traditional and critical development scholars. The programs for achieving this are cheap, uncontroversial and can be effectively implemented even by governments with fiscal crises and weak administrative capacity. Yet the result is development that reduces social inequality, relieves poverty and insures the more equitable division of well-being.
Table of Contents
List of Tables and Figuresp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Rethinking the State and Development: The Importance of Palliative Developmentp. 1
What Would Have Happened If the Government Had Done Nothingp. 20
O'Connorian Models of Development: How States Literally Build Economic Growthp. 33
Major Infrastructure and the Larger Economy: The Central Importance of Airports (with Jessica Schuett)p. 61
How Brazilian Vocational Education Reduces Poverty - Even If No One Wants to Hire the Traineesp. 75
Government Effectiveness in the Face of Debtp. 104
Why Reducing Taxes for Employers Does Not Raise Employmentp. 114
How Rent and Urban Verticalization Can Reduce Employmentp. 126
Frontier Development as Job Creation - With Social Costsp. 141
When Does Not Being Green Reduce Employment? (with David Watkins)p. 159
Palliative Development and the Great Theories of Developmentp. 165
Development Strategies in a Post-Debt Worldp. 178
Appendices
Data and sourcesp. 191
Details of statistical resultsp. 195
Notesp. 201
Bibliographyp. 206
Indexp. 219
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